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The Chartreuse massif

Nestling a short way north of Grenoble, the Chartreuse massif is a place of spectacular landscapes, including sharp limestone peaks, mountain pastures and large areas of pine forest. Designated in 1995 as the Parc Naturel Régional de Chartreuse the landscape provides wonderful opportunities for all manner of recreational pursuits. The Maison de la Montagne office in Grenoble can offer advice on many of these activities, and also publishes descriptions of the various hiking routes in the area.